Saturday, August 13, 2016

Back-to-School - Getting to Know Each Other Icebreakers

Getting to Know each other - from Education World - It's time to make a fresh start. You've done some summer reading on classroom management, and you're eager to try out some new ideas. You've learned from past mistakes, and you look forward this year to avoiding those mistakes. Most fun of all, the opening days of school are an opportunity to get to know a whole new group of kids!
What will you do during those first few days of school? What activities might you do to help you get to know your new students? What activities will help students get to know you and one another?
For the last three years, Education World has presented a new group of getting-to-know-you ideas -- or icebreakers -- for those first days of school. Here are 19 ideas -- ideas tried and tested by Education World readers -- to help develop classroom camaraderie during the opening days of school.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/icebreakers_for_kids_2.shtml

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Olympics

Whether you are back in school or just "waiting", some ideas for Olympics with learners . . . taken from Education World -

Gold Medal Olympics Activities!

Citius, Altius, Fortius. Those are the Latin words for the Olympic motto, which in today's language means "Swifter, Higher, Stronger." The best athletes from around the world exemplify that creed as they compete in the Olympic Games. As the Games get underway, Education World offers you ten gold-medal lessons. Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and graphs, writing biographies of famous Olympians, and much more.

Also a book to share -

G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet (Sports Alphabet) – by Brad Herzog (Author), Doug Bowles (Illustrator)

From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now in G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athletes and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views. Learn the meaning behind the five interlocking rings featured on the Olympic flag. Cheer on American Jim Thorpe as he won the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, only to lose his medals later. Read how the man dubbed as the "world's laziest high jumper" won the gold in 1968 and later had a jump named after him. All these moments and more are brought to life in G is for Gold Medal. Brad Herzog has written travel and sports books for readers young and old. His books with Sleeping Bear include the best-selling H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Doug Bowles has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years. His books for Sleeping Bear include One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas Number Book and S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet. Doug lives in Leawood, Kansas.
Download the book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0zdoGaejqA

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Friday, July 1, 2016

From Teen Talk

Believe it or not, teenagers will talk if you ask the right questions.  Try our Teen Talk 2.0 family conversation starters to learn what’s on the heart and mind of your teen.http://www.imom.com/printable/teen-talk-2-0/#.V3aqQJMrL9Q